There is no denying the relationship between food and many facets of life, including relationships, holidays and momentous life occasions. But, what may be a less obvious is where food shows up in the fictional stories we read. Realizing that some of the greatest books of our time actually laid out some of the most unique, meaningful meals, artist Dinah Fried took it upon herself to shed light on the dishes we may have overlooked.

In her newly published collection titled “Fictitious Foods,”Fried (with a most appropriate last name for the theme) has staged 50 meals from some of the most noteworthy stories, including ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ (featured above), ‘The Bell Jar,’ ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ and ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,’ to name a few. In each image, you can grasp the nature of the story and the characters who captured our hearts. So, while we may have turned the page and missed the role of food in each plot, be sure to take a look at Fried’s book to transport you back into the magic of literature, only this time, by way of your stomach.


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